Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked

Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked is the concept behind a new series introduced by The New York Times during National Women's History month this year. "Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of remarkable women." This is how the “Overlooked” project is described by Amisha Padnani and Jessica [...]

2018-04-05T07:34:45+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Activism, Equality, History, Women|

Women in Iran Protest by Removing their Headscarves…

Iranian women have been raising a new challenge to their Islamic government, breaking one of its most fundamental rules by pulling off their headscarves in some of the busiest public squares and brandishing them in protest. An activist group posted videos in February of women in Iran with their hair uncovered, waving garments in protest.

2018-03-30T04:38:11+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Activism, International, News|

Were You Active in the Feminist Movement Between 1963 and 1982?

Were you active in the feminist movement between 1963 and 1982? Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) has created an ORAL HISTORY PROJECT to capture the history of that period told by the participants. We believe every story is valuable for a full understanding of how grassroots organizing changed America. If you are willing to participate in the project, email [...]

2018-03-30T04:39:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Activism, Feminist, History, Second Wave|

Is #MeToo is Going Too Far for Some Veteran Feminists? (Not!)

In her article #MeToo is Going Too Far for Some Veteran Feminists, Mary Reinholz looks at the movement through the eyes of veteran feminists and their experiences of sexual harrassment in the days when it was a prerequisite of being a working woman in a man's world. Reinholz details the origins of the movement as going back a dozen years [...]

2018-03-30T04:41:56+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Activism, Feminism, History, Second Wave|

Women’s Marches – Numbers Still Coming in for One-Year Anniversary Activism

On the first anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, marches have once again held around the country. Reports are still coming in on the numbers involved, and several sites are collecting videos of marches. Working Families has posted video from a growing number of Women's Marches. Click here to see the videos. And Respond here to have [...]

2018-03-30T04:43:05+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Activism, Equality, Feminism, International, News|

“Time’s Up” –Hollywood Women’s Initiative Against Sexual Harassment

The New York Times reported on January 1  that 300 prominent women actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an initiative to combat sexual harassment in Hollywood and blue-collar workplaces nationwide. The group - which includes actresses America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, and Reese Witherspoon; lawyers Nina L. Shaw and Tina Tchen; and producer Shonda Rhimes – [...]

2018-03-30T04:45:18+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Activism, Feminism, Film, News, Politics, Television|

Leslie Wolfe, Second Wave Feminist Who Fought for Inclusion of All Women, Dies at 74

Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980's and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank. She pursued equality for women, particularly women of color, as a longtime leader of the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington. Ms. Wolfe’s work began in the thick of feminism’s second wave. She [...]

2018-03-30T04:49:55+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Activism, Feminism, Health, Obituary, Reproductive Justice, Second Wave|

WBAI’s Multicultural Feminist Radio Show on Kate Millett, Sun. Dec. 3 at 6pm

On Sunday, December 3, 6-7 PM on WBAI at 99.5 FM (streaming at wbai.org), Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio at WBAI will play excerpts from the recent celebration of the life of Kate Millett. We will also interview Kathie Sarachild, a pioneer feminist who will help to put Millett's work in historical context. After the show, you can [...]

2018-03-30T04:52:03+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Activism, Feminist, History, News, Obituary, Second Wave, VFA|

Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright, Dies at 87

The New York Times, September 22, 2017, by Neil Genzlinger. Myrna Lamb, a feminist playwright in an unwelcoming era, put the tenets of second-wave feminism in front of theater goers in provocative works that were staged at the Public Theater in Manhattan and elsewhere. She died on Sept. 15 in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. She was 87. Her daughter Joellen [...]

2018-03-30T04:52:59+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Activism, Art, Feminist, Obituary, Second Wave|